IGCSE courses normally take two years to complete and examinations are taken at the end of that period. Examinations are held in May/June at SFS with results issued in August of the same year. An important principle of this examination is that students are rewarded for positive achievement – what they know, understand and can do – rather than being penalized for an accumulation of errors. We encourage all students who are studying IGCSE courses to enter for the external examination at the end of the program of study. Each subject is certificated separately and parents are responsible for the examination fees levied by CIE.